At uni we basically got told leave it and accept. (Sudanese, Afghanistan etc). It's not our business. They are different to Australian way if we don't like it then it isn't career for us.
I don't want state what I'm studying. But is this wrong? Shouldn't we be implementing Australian way (softly of course) and reporting? Or am I just thick lol. What happens if that mother and child wanted to leave in abuse circumstances etc hope that makes sense
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25-03-2015 08:26 #1
Cultural diversity- accepting/abuse etc
25-03-2015 08:34 #2Senior Member
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It's not exactly clear what you're asking. But if you are witnessing child abuse, in Australia, then it is reportable. Doesn't matter the cultural background, laws are laws and apply to everyone living here.
25-03-2015 08:37 #3Senior Member
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I'm assuming that you are studying some sort of community services course. It really depends on what you are talking about. If it is domestic violence, then I wouldn't leave it and accept it, I would offer options.
25-03-2015 08:44 #4
If I remember what you're studying correctly, then you will see cultural practices which are incredibly different to the 'Australian way' of doing things. I think it's important to recognize the difference between abuse and different cultural values. If it's abuse, then I'm sure there is a process for you to report it (not sure if you have a mandatory reporting kind of thing).
25-03-2015 08:52 #5
I'm not clear on the question but everyone who lives in Australia has to abide by our laws. Domestic violence and child abuse are illegal no matter what your cultural background is.
If you are working with an individual who is being abused you offer them the same options, information and support (and if necessary make reports) no matter what their cultural background.
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25-03-2015 09:01 #6
To see only the past and not future trends of a culture is to box culture into a static period and its elitist (our culture can modernise and change and include feminist discourse but yours must stay "traditional").
There's your answer for your lecturer.
And with that I will now need some coffee.
25-03-2015 09:28 #7
If your studying community services than the law is law and you must apply it.
If your studding anthropology than you can't do anything to effect the community and bloody well sux. I know it's not a subject I could ever do,
25-03-2015 10:33 #8
Thank you I will write that in my assignment 😝
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